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How do I tell for sure if a 2000 Server is Small Business Server or not

I have seen a couple servers that I know to be 2000 Small Business Servers that only say '2000 Server' in the Computer name tab of system properties as well as the side-bar when the start button it pressed.  Is there a way to identify a machine as small business server when it is not conveniently listed in these areas?
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FIFBA

8/22/2022 - Mon
robjeeves

G'day mate

What information is disaplayed if you

Start Menu > run > winver

Winver is a small app that generally shows the type of windows flavour you are running.  Is that any good for you?

Rob
Jay_Jay70

when you boot or lock the machine, the logon window tells you
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Winver tells me 2000 Server on a known 2000 Small Business Server
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robjeeves

How about Jay Jay's suggestion? Is that good for you?
Jay_Jay70

you can always try MSINFO32
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Same thing with MSINFO32...just says 2000 Server on a known 2000 Small Business Server.  There has to be a way to tell for sure if a machine is running 2000 SBS or 2000 Server without rebooting.
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robjeeves

Not knowing SBS2000 (SBS 2003 I know a little) Does SBS 2000 not have a main wizard where you configure Email, file Share etc?  if the Wizard exists you can be sure its a SBS build?

Rob
Jay_Jay70

lol! what a crack up - i would have thought this to be a 2 second job!
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Jay_Jay70

agreed...there is plenty of server features that SBS has that standard doesnt....also, did you lock the machine? it should show on the logon screen that i mentioned earlier
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Pete Long

heres a shot from the grassy knoll - right click the desktop > properties > desktop

SBS2000 has a desktop wallpaper with the SBS2000 logo in the middle of it - also

Start > run > dsa.msc

SBS2000 creates loads of Organisational Units, with names over and above the standard - built in, users , computers and domain controllers etc
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I'm thinking the best way to ID a SBS is to go to the licensing tab in Admin Tools...It lets you know that you can't add licenses there and sends you off to see the wizard. Thanks for all the help.